The Sin Eater's Daughter

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,145 ratings

The Sin Eater's Daughter Publisher's Summary

A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy.

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. Although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner.

Goddess-embodied Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.

Then a new guard arrives--a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla's problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies--a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

©2015 Melinda Salisbury (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Sin Eater's Daughter

    • By: Melinda Salisbury
    • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 818

    Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. Although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner. Goddess-embodied Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good, bad, then good

    • By Ka on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $19.59

  • Book 2

    • The Sleeping Prince

    • The Sin Eater’s Daughter, Book 2
    • By: Melinda Salisbury
    • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince, whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is my favorite

    • By annybody on 07-15-16

    Regular price: $19.59